British Columbia PNP Draws: Province Issues At Least 177 Canada Immigration Invitations

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British Columbia has issued at least 177 invitations in new draws through multiple streams of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program.

The February 28 draws were split into two categories: targeted and entrepreneur.

In a tech draw, 145 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates with a minimum score of 83 points.

A further 18 invitations were issued to skilled workers and international graduates scoring at least 60 points in a draw targeting Early Childhood Educators and Assistants under NOC 42202.

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A draw targeted at Healthcare workers saw 6 invitations issued to skilled workers, international graduates and entry-level and semi-skilled workers, also with a minimum score of 60 points.

The Entrepreneur Stream draws saw the province issue 7 invitations through the general category and ‘less than 5’ through the regional pilot category. The number of invitations was listed as ‘less than 5’ to protect the identity of those who were invited. The general category required a minimum score of 116 points and the regional pilot category required 112 points.

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Targeted Draw

Date Category Minimum Score Invitations Issued Description
28-02-23 Skilled Worker, International Graduate 83 145 Targeted draw: Tech
Skilled Worker, International Graduate 60 18 Targeted draw: Childcare: Early childhood educators (NOC 42202)
Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled 60 6 Targeted draw: Healthcare

B.C. Entrepreneur Stream Draw

Date Stream Minimum Score Invitations Issued
28-02-23 Entrepreneur Immigration General Category 116 7
Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot 112 <5



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